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Pirogue Island

Pirogue Island

State Park on the Yellowstone River

Site Facts

  • Open:Jan 1 - Dec 31
  • Size: 210 acres
  • Elevation: 2343 ft

Important Notice

Leash required.

Isolated and shaded by cottonwood trees, this Yellowstone River island offers visitors an excellent spot to view wildlife and to hunt for moss agates. Because this rich riparian area contains abundant water and plant life, it provides the perfect habitat for a variety of wildlife. The site is a haven for waterfowl, bald eagles, fox squirrels, and whitetail and mule deer. Captain William Clark and his men, Sacagawea and baby Pomp, are believed to have camped on Pirogue Island on their return trip east to St. Louis on July 29, 1806. Interpretive signs in the park discuss the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery and more history of this island. The island can be accessed by floating or, during low water, by foot through a small channel.

Pirogue Island State Park is located on the Yellowstone River 180 miles from the mouthRoche Jaune is the next access site upstream from Pirogue Island. 

Directions

Directions

1 mile north of Miles City on Montana 59, then 2 miles east on Kinsey Road, then 2 miles south on county road.
(Lat 46.44 , Lng -105.823 )

Contact Information

Contact Information

If you have questions or comments please send mail to:

  • Pirogue Island
  • FWP Region 7 Office, P.O. Box 1630
  • Miles City, MT  59301
  • or call (406) 234-0926
Restrictions & Closures

Restrictions & Closures

Pet Restriction

Leash required.

Vehicle Length

Trailer/RV not recommended.

Activities

Activities & Facilities

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

These locations represent physical occurrences (visually confirmed) within the boundaries of the site. Many more species may be present in the area which are not listed because we do not have a visually confirmed record. If you would like to report a species sighting, a form is available .

Abundance Code Definitions

  • Common Common Abundance
  • UncommonUncommon Abundance
  • RareRare Abundance
  • IncidentalIncidental Occurrence
  • Historic OccurrenceHistoric Occurrence
  • Unknown AbundanceAbundance Unknown